“Caring for our Cultural Heritage” conference by Heritage Malta

On Friday 13th September, Heritage Malta is organizing a conference entitled “Caring for our Cultural Heritage”. The conference is open to all and will feature various research projects undertaken by the agency’s employees, in the various fields of cultural heritage.

The conference, divided in three sessions, will feature various presentations by Heritage Malta employees.

The vast array of research to be presented includes, a number of papers on conservation such as the environmental monitoring system of the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, the conservation treatment of “St. Paul liberating Malta from the Turkish siege of 1427” by Mattia Preti, and the latest updates on archaeological excavations in various Roman sites.

Other papers to be presented include studies on the democratisation of a former centre of power, an interesting comparison of historical photography with archaeological fieldnotes, a GIS platform for the archaeological excavations at the Għajn Tuffieħa Roman Baths, the dyeing process in Malta, the culture change in Malta from restoration to conservation and preservation, the conservation and restoration of the Filfla triptych, and on the potential misinterpretation of pigment composition following sample preparation.

The conference is being held at the Aula Magna, Old University Building, St. Paul’s Street, Valletta between 8:30am and 4:10pm. Attendance for the conference is free of charge, however, anyone who would like to attend is advised to reserve a place by sending an email to registration.heritgemalta@gov.mt or call on 23954300.

For more information regarding the conference and other events organized by Heritage Malta, one can visit the website www.heritagemalta.org or follow the agency’s Facebook page.


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